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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. A Russian school for young girl snipers? Olga, you find the most amazing books. Yes, I’m sure this one is fascinating in many ways. Thanks for your review. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Yes, how could I resist, Teagan? Loved the flag on your post today. I knew there had been quite a few versions but I don’t recall ever seeing that one! Big hugs!

  2. This is a very interesting review, Olga. It is quite a different viewpoint to have fought in a war where the outcome ended up being the hated communistic regime and people think that being conquered would have been preferable. The British and American’s are so proud of their war veterans and their fight for their countries freedom. I’ve never thought of this before.

    1. Yes, Robbie, you’re right, and it is unfair on the people who fought so hard for their country, regardless of what the politicians did later. It is not a perspective we get to read about very often. It is scary to think that students don’t seem to realise that if their soldiers hadn’t fought in the war, Hitler would have had a much better chance to win the war and the world might have looked quite different now. Some of the veterans of Vietnam in the US have had very similar experiences, and, in many cases, they had no choice in the matter. Not all wars are seen in the same way, and sometimes changes in politics can bring reappraisals and changes that not everybody welcomes.

  3. dgkaye says:

    Absolutely fascinating and this book is on my next batch list. Thanks for sharing this Olga. I’m forever fascinated by the psyche and humanity in that era. <3

  4. Olga Nunez Miret says:

    Thanks, Debby. Yes, it seems like a lifetime ago but it’s all very recent. Take care and enjoy the week. 🙂

  5. Right up my street, Olga. As you might have suspected. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes. I did think of you as I read it. I hope the home improvement is going well. Take care!

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